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Sassuolo's French forward Gregoire Defrel eyes the ball during the Europa League  Group F football match Athletic Club de Bilbao vs US Sassuolo Calcio at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on November 24, 2016. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA        (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool Lining Up A Bid For £15m-Rated Serie A Striker – Report

Liverpool are in a three-horse race with Sevilla and AS Roma for Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel. The 25-year-old has netted ten goals this season for the Serie A club and doesn’t have a shortage of suitors.

The French striker is one of the primary targets for Jürgen Klopp. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Liverpool this term as the Reds are currently the highest scoring team in the Premier League with 48 goals.

Klopp has been playing without a proper striker, however, as Roberto Firmino has been deployed in a false nine role. But the Brazilian’s form has fallen downwards in the last couple of matches.

Daniel Sturridge has returned from injury but has a knack of picking up injuries very often. Klopp would surely go for Defrel in January as he is very eager to add a backup option in his attacking section.

A fee in the region of £15m would be enough to tempt the Serie A club to sell their one of the prized assets.

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